[racket] Racket 5.3.3 vs OpenBSD 5.3

From: Alexander Shendi (Web.de) (Alexander.Shendi at web.de)
Date: Mon Apr 1 22:57:35 EDT 2013

Hello Juan Francisco,

Upgrading libffi to v3.0.9p2 (via ports) and using:
"CFLAGS=-pthread LDFLAGS=-pthreads ../configure 
  --prefix=/usr/local --enable-ffi --disable-places
  --disable-futures --disable-docs" did the trick
for me. Thank you for your help!

-- Alexander

Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado <iam at juanfra.info> schrieb:

>On 04/01/13 23:41, Matthew Flatt wrote:
>> Thanks for tracking this down!
>> Just to make sure, does `--enable-libffi' work for you? It should be
>> the default, actually.
>Yes, but I added -pthread to LDFLAGS. Otherwise, configure uses the 
>internal copy of libffi.
>I think that configure should stop if "--enable-libffi" is used and 
>configure's tests fail. The current behavior is a little weird because 
>users usually don't read the output of the build process and configure 
>is ignoring their options.
>> When I tried before, `configure' failed to use the installed libffi
>> because `-pthread' is needed for linking, and it wasn't included in
>> result for `pkg-config libffi --libs'. (Possibly `configure' needs to
>> be changed, instead of expecting `-pthread' back from `pkg-config'.)
>Look https://github.com/atgreen/libffi/blob/master/libffi.pc.in . By 
>default, "pkg-config libffi --libs" will never return "-pthread".
>> At Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:23:56 +0200, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado
>>> On 03/31/13 00:16, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote:
>>>> On 03/30/13 17:22, Alexander Shendi wrote:
>>>>> Hello
>>>>> I have problems compiling racket 5.3.3 under OpenBSD 5.3.
>>>>> The platform is i386. Configure flags are: "--prefix=/usr/local
>>>>> --disable-docs"
>>>>> I have 2 GB of RAM. The cairo version installed is cairo-1.12.14.
>>>>> "gmake install" fails with the following error message:
>>>>> [output omitted]
>>>>> raco setup:  in graphics/scribblings
>>>>> raco setup: making: graphics/tests
>>>>> raco setup:  in graphics/tests
>>>>> raco setup: making: gui-debugger
>>>>> raco setup:  in gui-debugger
>>>>> Seg fault (internal error) at 0x6918246
>>>>> Abort trap (core dumped)
>>>>> gmake[1]: *** [install-3m] Error 134
>>>>> gmake[1]: Leaving directory
>>>>> `/home/alexshendi/sources/packages/racket-5.3.3/src/
>>>>> build1'
>>>>> gmake: *** [install] Error 2
>>>>> What could be the cause of this error?
>>>>> racket-textual compiles w/o error.
>>>>> I need the full version of racket because I want to use
>>>>> the new math library and typed racket.
>>>>> Any hints would be appreciated.
>>>> Hi. I'm the maintainer of Racket on OpenBSD. It will be imported
>>>> be patient :) . You can download the port from
>>>> github.com/jasperla/openbsd-wip or from ports@ mailing list (search
>>>> "racket" in the archives).
>>>> If you still wanting to compile racket from outside of ports, read
>>>> comments in the Makefile of the port.
>>>> Your issue is a bug known of pixman on OpenBSD i386. I guess you
>>>> compile racket-textual because this doesn't compile "gui-debugger"
>>>> doesn't reach the broken part of pixman/cairo, I'm not sure. The
>bug is
>>>> in a call to "sse2_composite_over_n_8_8888()" and
>>>> "pixman_composite_glyphs_no_mask()".
>>>> You have two options:
>>>> - Use amd64. It works OK.
>>>> - Compile pixman (xenocara/lib/pixman) on i386 with sse disabled.
>>> ut-sse-bug-racket-openbsd-i386.patch
>>>> . "make obj", "make clean", "make depend", "make" and "make
>>>> Racket works when pixman doesn't use sse.
>>> The cairo/pixman developers and me were wrong looking for the
>>> The bug was in libffi, Mark Kettenis fixed it a few hours ago.
>>> So, forget my patch. Install "devel/libffi" and compile racket with
>>> option "--enable-libffi" or use the port. Probably the internal copy
>>> libffi of racket is broken.
>>> Let me know if you have more problems. Cheers.
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